Blondie Lunch Box

Description (Brief):

This tin lunch box was made by Thermos in 1969. It has a metal snap for a hinged lid and a collapsible, blue plastic handle. The box features colorful drawings from the cartoon series Blondie on the lid, back and sides. Created in 1930, Blondie was originally the focus of the strip, as a carefree flapper who dated a rich playboy in Dagwood Bumstead. However, when they married, Dagwood’s family disowned him and the strip changed to focus on the day to day life of Dagwood as a middle-class working guy with a loving family.

Date Made: 1969

Maker: King Seeley Thermos

Location: Currently not on view

General Subject Association: School Personal Equipment

Subject:

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2001.3101.11Nonaccession Number: 2001.3101Catalog Number: 2001.3101.11

Object Name: lunch box

Physical Description: tin (overall material)Measurements: overall: 23 cm x 19 cm x 10 cm; 9 1/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-2024-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_892842

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